- WFP South Sudan Situation Report #194, 15 September 2017
- IOM South Sudan Humanitarian Update 78 (15 September 2017)
Appeals & Funding
- 2017 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan
- 2017 South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan Revised (May 2017)
- UNHCR: 2017 South Sudan Situation Supplementary Appeal
- IOM South Sudan Consolidated Appeal 2017
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017
- IOM Humanitarian Compendium
- Country-based Pooled Fund
- Business Guide: North-East Nigeria, South Sudan, Yemen and Somalia: Prevent Famine and Support Response
- UNHCR Global Focus
- OCHA South Sudan
- UNHCR South Sudan Situation Information Sharing Portal
- IOM Humanitarian Compendium
- IOM Displacement Tracking & Monitoring (DTM) South Sudan
- Open Data for South Sudan
- Office of the IGAD Special Envoys for South Sudan
- Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC)
- Food Security Cluster: South Sudan
- Logistics Cluster: South Sudan
- Human Rights Watch: South Sudan - Events of 2016
- South Sudan: Floods - Sep 2017
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - Jul 2016
- South Sudan: Food Insecurity - 2015-2017
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - Jun 2015
- Sudan/South Sudan: Measles Outbreak - Mar 2015
- South Sudan: Kala-azar Outbreak - Sep 2014
- South Sudan: Floods - Aug 2014
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - May 2014
- South Sudan: Measles Outbreak - Sep 2013
Today, the United States announced more than $575 million in additional humanitarian assistance to the millions of people affected by food insecurity and violence in Yemen, South Sudan, Nigeria, and Somalia. This additional funding brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance to nearly $2.5 billion for these four crises since the beginning of Fiscal Year 2017.
CONTEXT AND METHODOLOGY
Nyal Town is located in Northern Panyijiar County, Unity State, along the banks of the Sudd, the third largest swamp in the world. Since the beginning of the crisis, IDPs from Unity and Jonglei states have perceived Nyal as a safe location with ample resources. Recently, Nyal has also become a key location for people traveling to and from nearby islands.
- Due to the lingering effects of the 2015-2016 El Niño-induced drought and poor October-to-December 2016 and March-to-June 2017 rainy seasons, an estimated 8.5 million people in Ethiopia require relief food assistance, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). This is in addition to 8 million chronically food-insecure people who receive food or cash assistance through the Government of Ethiopia (GoE)-led Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP).
UN records more than 130 humanitarian access incidents in July, a 30 percent increase from June
WFP reaches 4.2 million beneficiaries to date in 2017, exceeds 2016 total
South Sudanese refugees surpass 1 million in Uganda, exceed projections in Sudan
In July, relief organizations recorded the highest number of monthly humanitarian access incidents in South Sudan since 2016, underscoring the arduous operating environment.
The poor performance of the 2016 rainy seasons and the 2017 March-to-May long rains has led to severe drought and deteriorating food security and nutrition conditions in 23 counties in Kenya. The drought-affected population is now expected to be 3.4 million through the end of 2017, according to the recently released Long Rains Assessment (LRA). This is a 31 percent increase from the 2.6 million food-insecure people identified in February 2017.
As summer winds down here in the United States, “Back to School” displays with colorful arrays of supplies remind us that students and teachers are preparing for the coming year.
But for many children around the world, going back to school in the traditional sense is elusive.
Each year, conflicts and crises halt or delay the education of 80 million children worldwide. Schools, books and materials are destroyed. Children are forced to leave their homes and communities, often with only the clothes they’re wearing.
Due to the lingering effects of the 2015-2016 El Niño-induced drought and poor October-to-December 2016 and March-to-June 2017 rainy seasons, an estimated 8.5 million people in Ethiopia require relief food assistance, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). This is in addition to 8 million chronically food insecure people who receive food or cash assistance through the Government of Ethiopia (GoE)-led Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP).
Conflict in Unity State broke out in late December 2013, only days after the current conflict began in Juba. Since then, the state has been one of the worst affected by the conflict, and currently hosts the highest reported numbers of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the country. Many areas in Unity are largely inaccessible to humanitarian actors due to insecurity and logistical constraints. As a result, only limited information is available on the humanitarian situation outside major displacement sites.
Uganda hosts the largest population of refugees and asylum-seekers in Africa. As of July 2017, more than 1.3 million people displaced from other nations are currently seeking refuge in Uganda, of whom nearly 978,000 are South Sudanese.
Increased attacks on humanitarian personnel and property hinder humanitarian access
UN registers nearly 1 million South Sudanese refugees in Uganda
WFP provides emergency food assistance to 3.4 million people in South Sudan
• Ongoing conflict in CAR displaces 534,000 people
• Nearly 60,000 people flee to DRC
• Aid agencies temporarily suspend operations in parts of CAR
• UN warns of disrupted services and violence against children
• HAC revises NGO hiring procedures • UNSC extends UNAMID mandate through June 2018
• Humanitarian actors report critical nutrition conditions in Jebel Marra
• Flooding in North and South Darfur affects approximately 10,600 people
Nutrition and entrepreneurship training helps families stay healthy and build businesses
“The cash we receive has helped me a lot. When I receive the money, I buy food and sugar for the family, and it has supplemented my modest income from plaiting women’s hair.”
More than 1 million children in South Sudan are facing acute malnutrition as a result of the country’s ongoing civil war, which has prompted widespread population displacement and related health system collapse, disrupted livelihoods, and exacerbated acute food insecurity and malnutrition. According to the UN, severely malnourished children are nine times more likely to die than their healthy peers and often experience long-term damage that can limit physical growth, inhibit learning ability, increase infection risk, and result in bone loss or organ failure.
Gender-based violence (GBV) is a widespread and well-recognised threat to the health, wellbeing, opportunities and lives of women and girls world-wide. The risks and realities of GBV are greatly exacer-bated when a disaster strikes. Recognising the need for broad-based, fast and mutually responsible action to address GBV prevention and response in humanitarian responses, six key global-level humanitarian agencies have convened the Real-Time Accountability Partnership (RTAP).